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What Jay said. 

Plus I have a couple of benchmarks to reach in my club, a 9 & 11 LM on specific tackle to make a “species master “ for bass. 

Hoping to fill a couple of bucket list smallies & spots this spring.

 

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My 2019 goals are as follows

1: Fish way more than last year (won't be hard to do)

2: break the 6lb green bass mark

3: smallmouth bass

4: smallmouth bass

And finally

5: smallmouth bass

 

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My goal is to catch my first double digit bass.

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Same as every year, spend more time on the water. Unfortunately, this year that DID NOT happen. I hope to remedy that next year.

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1. Don't waste my time using jigs.  

2. Don't waste my time using crank baits.  

3. Don't waist my time using top water.  

4. Don't wast my time using my baitcasters. 

5. Don't wast my time using ten inch plastic worms.  

6. Do stick to what works: Yum-Dingers/Stick baits.

7. Do stick to what works: Berkley PowerBaits in seven inch. 

8.  Do stick to what works: lizards.  

9.  Don't use any line above eight pounds.  Eight and six pound is plenty for large bass. 

10. Do make lots and lots of casts to increase the odds of catching a big one.  

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My primary goal is to spend more time on the water, secondary goals are on the backburner until the primary goal is achieved. 

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1. Buy another Boat. Sold my last boat when my wife and I started our family 11 years ago.

2. Get back into tournament Fishing.

3. Catch a fish on a Crank Bait.

4. Catch a stiper on my local lake.

5. Take my daughters fishing and have them enjoy it. This will be the challenging one.

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My 2019 goals

 

Fish with my 14 year old son and enjoy watching him embracing the joy of Bass fishing.

 

Fish lake Erie ( i want to catch those big smallies )

 

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Another DD largemouth and a smallie over 7lb...

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Pitch-skipping.

 

I can do it sidearm with a baitcaster but often seem to 'dig it in' when trying to skip while pitching.

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Catch a Guadalupe and a Peacock Bass.  Pretty sure on the Peacock but not on the Guadalupe.  It's a long way to go for me.

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To have my new line of fishing products hit the market successfully and to catch a double digit bass, 9lb+speck.

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I accomplished my bass fishing goals for 2018 and I am looking towards to what the year 2019 has to offer.

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1. Fish as much as possible.

2. Change my hard head ways of only fishing in my comfort zone (use something other than your normal Texas rigs/ Small crank baits) 

3. Learn how to use my Jerkbaits iv just purchased.

4. Always try and beat my PB 6.5

5. Catch some of those nice morning Top water Bass😍

6. Enjoy the outdoors even if nothing is caught!

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My goals.

 

Make some custom mods for my kayak. 

Catch a DD bass!

Finesse fish....I have the baits and combos but it's just so dang boring too me.

Maybe try my luck at some Carp fishing. Sure they're nasty but my local lake has some monsters roaming the waters.

Get out on the water and just have fun!

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Learn and use my boat electronics to help me catch more fish.

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On 12/25/2018 at 12:36 AM, hoosierbass07 said:

1. Don't waste my time using jigs.   

What.

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I caught a 23.75 inch and 20 inch largemouth bass on January 1st so I started the year 2019 good. Hope to continue to do well and to improve my bass fishing skills by the end of this year.

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I'm blessed.....

Doing a bit better in the Tuesday Nighter's with my son.

More time on water with grand kids (fingers crossed)

Less time in Doc's office

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To make it through the season without breaking a rod. Been on a bad stretch of about 4 years breaking at least 1.

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More Smallmouth,Smallmouth and Smallmouth

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When you are just starting (over?) everything is a goal.  lol

 

  • I need to get the boat set up and organized.
  • The last time I fished there was no such thing as electronics on boats, now I have two.  The only thing I really understand about them at this point is that they don't work anything like the GPS's I am used to using.
  • The day I picked up my boat I literally swung by Walmart and bought a $29.95 spinning rod WITH tackle just so I would have something to fish with.  It just didn't seem right not to fish on it's maiden voyage and I had nothing at all.  I have since gained a used Abu Garcia Black Max baitcaster rod & reel from a friend and bought new Abu Garcia Pro Max baitcaster  and spinning reels, but have no rods for them yet.  A co-worked gave me a subscription to Mystery Tackle Box for a Christmas gift.  Log Catcher was partially right, the Bait Monkey is already staying in the spare bedroom at the house...
  • I got a great deal, but getting a boat and getting started in the winter SUCKS.  

 

But, in keeping with the spirit of the thread;

 

  1. Spend as much time as possible on the water.
  2. Learn my electronics.
  3. Focus on learning how to fish.
  4. Before the end of the year, take a week off, drag my butt and boat to Lake Okeechobee to see how much has changed and how much stayed the same in the last 35 plus years.
  5. Most importantly, try not to take this and myself so seriously that it quits being fun.  The whole point of this exercise is to enjoy myself and not let my "hobby" turn into a job that doesn't pay anything, which is something I am known to do. 

 

Bruce

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Same as they are every year:

 

Don't sink the boat

Don't catch the boat on fire

Don't blow up the motor

Don't break anything that costs a lot to fix and/or repair

Don't fall off the boat

The fishing takes care of itself.

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